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United States Economic Optimism Index

Last Release
Feb 29, 2024
Actual
44
Units In
N/A
Previous
44.7
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
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Time to Release
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
62.9
Mar 2002
35.8
Aug 2011
49.262001-2024Technometrica Market Intelligence/The Investor's Business Daily
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index measures Americans' opinions and outlooks on the economy. The index is based on a nationwide survey of 900 adults and evaluates six-month economic outlook, personal financial outlook, confidence in federal economic policies. Reading above 50 indicates optimism, and below 50 indicates pessimism.

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The RealClearMarkets/TIPP Economic Optimism Index in the US fell to 44 in February 2024 from 44.7 in January, well below forecasts of 47.2. The Personal Financial Outlook, a measure of how Americans feel about their own finances in the next six months, dropped to 53.4 from 55 and confidence in Federal Economic Policies, which measures views on the effectiveness of government economic policies, declined to 39 from 39.8. On the other hand, the Six-Month Economic Outlook, which measures how consumers perceive the economy's prospects in the next six months, improved to 39.6 from 39.3 in January. Meanwhile, optimism among investors slid 10.2% to 49.3 while it gained among non-investors by 5.1% to 41.3.

United States Economic Optimism Index History

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